Sunday, 6 April 2014

Crazy Crafters April Blog Hop Masculine Theme

Hi all welcome to April's Crazy Crafter's Masculine Theme Blog Hop.  If you are following the Blog Hop you would have come from the awesomely talented Tamie Tamie Luvs Craft 2  This month is a masculine theme which I always have trouble with because I feel the need to add pretty things to a card which males in my experience do not seem to like lol.

For this card I chose my favourite go to masculine stamp set Wetlands.  I just love this set it is so easy to use and very versatile.  For this card I chose a technique I have never tried before but after trying it once I have discovered that I just love love love it and will be using it more ofter.
I used one of our clear blocks(E) that you use for stamping with the clear set stamps and scribbled over it with Coastal Cabana, Smoky Slate and Baked Brown Sugar Stampin' Write Markers then spritzed a bit of water over it then stamped it on a piece of Whisper White Cardstock.
Then I masked the edges and stamped the Wetlands grass stamp along the bottom in Old Olive over the Baked Brown Sugar part, then stamped the little birds over the Smoky Slate part, and finally stamped the sentiment from Bring On The Cake stamp set over the Coastal Cabana part using the Stamp-a-ma-jig.
The corners are rounded with our Corner Punch and mounted it on a Smoky Slate back ground then used a button from the Designer Naturals Button and threaded Linen Thread through it and wrapped it around twice before I mounted that onto an Early Espresso Card.

I hope you are enjoying this month's Blog Hop.  The next stop on the Blog Hop is the wonderful Sue Wdowik.

Blog Hop Lineup is:
1. Nicole Spicer - at Handmade by Nicole Spicer
2. Kylie Bertucci - at Crafty Kylie
3. Tamie Holt - at Tamie Luvs Craft 2
4. Teena Maher - at Stamping with Teena(you are here)
5. Sue Wdowik - at Nigh Nigh Birdie
6. Carolina Evans - at Studio Evans
7. Kate Benade -
8. Sarah Rae Oakes - at Stampin' Up with Sarah
9. Angela Lorenz -  At Ang's Crafty Cards
10. Petra Tailor - at Tailored Craftiness
11. Karen Coulter - at stampin K'oz
12. Deborah Rayer - at Debzhouse Stamping

13. Michelle Mills - at Hello Day Cards


  1. I love your card Teena! Thats a stamp set I've been afraid to get cause I didn't know how to use it, but that is GREAT!

  2. What a great technique and the card is lovely! :)

  3. Love this technique Teena - thank you another beautiful creation xx

  4. Adore this card! I would never have thought to use the clear blocks in this way!